Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Daily Thoughts 08/20/2013

Sarah Bernhardt and Christine Nilsson, Julius Leblanc Stewart, 1883

Daily Thoughts 08/20/2013

This morning, I read some more of Rumsfeld's Rules on the train to work. Donald Rumsfeld writes a lot about the changes in the military after September 11, 2001 in the context of asymmetric warfare and terrorism. He describes how the military was redesigned for faster deployment and more flexibility.

 This morning, I checked the displays, the gift books, and the social media for the library. I have a copy of Baker and Taylor's Forecast and the New York Times Book Review to read. I also took a few minutes to look through the new books and spotted William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher which is a parody mashup of Star Wars and Shakespeare by Ian Doescher. The words Verily, A New Hope are on the cover.

I was reading through the Baker and Taylor Forecast and I saw that the new Nora Robert's book Dark Witch had a print run of 2,000,000 which is huge, 100,000 is usually a very large print run for a book.  There were two books coming out in October that caught my interest, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman and  The Map and the Territory Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting by Alan Greenspan.  Both of these books should be fairly significant.

 Web Bits

Life With Raspberry Pi: The Hot $25 Computer May Just Spark A Coding Revolution In Schools

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